Crookwell Show news

McGeechan FarmSupplies white ribbon
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MCGEECHAN FarmSupplies are once again white ribbon sponsors of the AP&H societies annualCrookwell Show through the cattle section.

“We are pleasedto support the AP&H Societies annual show, it is the main event of the yearhere in Crookwell,” said John McGeechan of McGeechan Farm Supplies.

“We havesupported the show through sponsorship for the past thirty years,” said John.

Fantastic weatherforecast

Show goers forthis coming weekend are in for a real treat with the weather.

“The weather manowes us this one,” said secretary Paul Anderson.

Forecast:

Saturday – Mostlysunny, warm, dry. Min 17 – Max 32.

Sunday – Mostlysunny, warm. Min 15 – Max 26.

Poultry

The poultrysection is shaping up to be one of the best ever with over 150 entries so farand looking to be close to 170 entries.

At least half ourentries will go onto the Sydney Royal Easter Show, the Crookwell poultrysection is the same as the cattle and sheep sections being a lead up show tothe Royal,” commented chief steward Kim George.

“The juniorpoultry section is on Sunday, it is getting better and better each show.

“The juniors lovebringing their fowls in, they receive good encouragement and advice fromestablished breeders.

“I started off bybreeding my own chooks by using an incubator in our high school agricultureclasses, it was great fun. From there as a 15 year old, I went into pure breedingand won at Crookwell Show in 1973.

“It was my firstshow, I still have my ribbon and card,” said Kim.

Showtimefundraiser

The AP&Htrotting sub-committee will conduct a fundraiser during the coming weekendshow.

There will be aload of wood as first prize, second prize 20 litres chain and bar oil and thirdprize 20 litres chain and bar oil.

“We are verygrateful to Caltex Energy for their sponsorship of the two drums of oil, it alladds up as a well worthwhile fundraiser,” said secretary Paul Anderson.

Australian BlueRibbon Cookbook

Crookwell Showwill feature in the upcoming Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook by Liz Harfull ofCrafters, South Australia.

Our photographiccopies of the early days of the show society will be a centre point as will ourcooking steward, Reta Beattie.

We are very luckyto have a copy of ‘Turning The First Sod’ of the showgrounds which was on‘Stephenson’s paddock’ where the high school is today.

The photo, 1877,was provided by the late Joe Searle whose dad Bill Searle took the picture.

This photo willfeature in the book, it is the only of its type in known existence.

Footnote: If youdo have a historic photo of the Crookwell Show, please call the CrookwellGazette.

Sydney Royaljudge

Kim George hasbeen invited to judge the Langshanes section of the Sydney Royal Easter Show’spoultry section.

“I have judged inSydney before, it is a wonderful honour to be invited again,” Kim said.

Kim haspreviously judged at the Royal Shows of Sydney (four), Melbourne, Adelaide,Perth and Brisbane (one each).

Bus it to theshow

The AP&H hasarranged a bus service to operate over the coming weekend, Saturday and Sundayfor the Crookwell Show.

The service willbe provided by Kip and Wendy Skelly using their 13-seat mini bus.

The service willoperate on an hourly basis commencing at 9.00am all day whilst demand exists.

Bus plans:

Operates hourlyfrom Spring Street – bus shelter.

* Pick up hourlyfrom Todkil Park.

* Drop off andreturn from East Street showground gates.

* Disabled persondrop off inside Goulburn Road gates (if disabled persons require home pickupplease phone the show secretary on 48321140 to organise.

* All pick up anddrop offs require a gold coin donation.

Yellow ribbonsponsors of Crookwell Show

YELLOW ribbonsponsors of the 2013 show have been coming on board with the AP&H society.

“Our yellowribbon sponsors are an important part of the societies sponsorship program, weappreciate their support,” secretary Paul Anderson commented.

To this point theyellow ribbon sponsors are:

Divall’sEarthmoving and Bulk Haulage – Horse Section

Davies Newsagency– Photography

Australian WoolNetwork Pty Ltd – Flock Ewe Competition

Brian Doyle StoneMasons – Rose and Flower Sections

Tony and NatalieHewitt – Trotting

Crookwell Sport& Toy – Trotting

Roger and GlendaMcIntosh – Cattle

Paul and HenryAnderson – Trotting

Linden Stud –Welsh Pony Section Horses

Monbeef Pty Ltd –Cattle Section

MPC Kanga Hire –Wood Chop

Caltex Energy –Wood Chop

Anthony O’BrienPlumbing – Wood Chop

“We now haveViewfield Herefords as sponsors of the Young Farmer Challenge.

“ViewfieldHerefords will be supplying the Crookwell Young Farmer Challenge representativeshirts,” said Paul.

Volunteers needed

If you’re intovolunteering then the Show Society needs your help.

“We are always alittle short on staff in the show office so if you’re keen to assist even for acouple of hours, we would love to hear from you.” said show secretary PaulAnderson. Phone for information 0417 985 686.

Cancellation

Children’s PetCompetition

The children’spet competition has been cancelled for the 2013 Crookwell Show.

The cancellationis due to work commitments of the Crookwell Veterinary Hospital staff over thecoming weekend.

Horse Ring judges

Saturday

Ring 1; SeniorRiders – Sarah Wadswort

Ring 2;Intermediate Riders – Jan Denny

Ring 3; JuniorRiding Classes – Harriet Wadsworth

Rind 4; Breeds -Johanne Perry

Ring 5; HeavyHorses – Tony Riley

Ring 6; ShetlandPonies/Light Harness – Leicester Dewsbury

Sunday

Ring1;Australian Stock Horse – Johanne Perry

Ring 2; LocalRiders and Mounts – Harriet Wadsworth

Ring 3; Breeds -Sarah Wadsworth

Ring 4; CrookwellHotel/Motel Sporting Events – Robbie Hewitt

James Fraser, Mick Carlon, and Gerin Price

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